Of that figure, 856,271 are currently full-time students and the remaining 107,300 are continuing-education candidates.
According to the MOET, the full-time students will take exams in six subjects, including mathematics, literature, foreign languages, chemistry, history and geography. For continuing-education students, the foreign language exam will be replaced by physics.
Multiple-choice tests will be used for physics, chemistry and foreign language exams, while the remaining subjects will use an essay test.
This year, 2,307 examination councils have been established with 40,620 classrooms across the country and the MOET has mobilised 124,153 teachers and educational officers to supervise the exams.
Provinces and cities across the country have been completing all the necessary preparations for the upcoming exams.
In the northern province of Quang Ninh, inspection boards have been established at all levels in its 14 cities and districts to monitor the organisation of the exams, prepare the facilities and create other necessary conditions for the tests.
The Thai Binh provincial People’s Committee asked its Department of Education and Training and high schools to promote the exam regulations, with a focus on preventing the spread of diseases, maintaining the power supply and enhancing transport safety during the exams.
Nearly 22,000 students in the central province of Ha Tinh, will take their exams at 44 exam locations which are their own schools to help ease transport difficulties and save time and costs for both students and teachers.
Ho Chi Minh City has also set up 109 examination councils to serve more than 66,000 candidates.
Ethnic students in Vo Nhai district, Thai Nguyen province, will be provided with free lunch and lodging during the examinations.
Because of transport difficulties, 314 students from Ngo Quyen High School in the Phu Quy island district of Binh Thuan province have been transferred to the mainland to take their exams.